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Federal Review Panel has 11 more IRs for New Prosperity Ken Alexander

National Government stated the panel’s request for supplementary IRs After completing its shows Taseko’s application review of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s “remains deficient” and the March 1 responses to the company “consistently refusFederal Review Panel’s origi- es to conduct even the basic nal 50 information requests baseline studies required to (IRs) on the New Prosperity back up what they are saying Gold- Copper Mine Project, they can do.” the panel has requested Said Gwet’in Chief Roger more information. William: “I feel like they’re Noting it also reviewed wasting our time. It’s time and considered for them to fold up all comments and their tent and move information received on.” from the Interested On April 1, Brian Parties and other Battison, Taseko’s participants in the vice-president of environmental panel Corporate Affair, review as part of the said it’s not unusu15-day public comal to have multiple BRIAN ment period, the BATTISON rounds of IRs. panel has requested “Often there are 11 supplementary IRs. three and four rounds of Panel chair Bill Ross sent information requests.” the request, titled Second Noting these are supDeficiency Statement – plemental questions to Supplemental Information information the panel Requests, to Taseko on already has, Battison said March 28 and noted the Taseko already has its conpanel decided additional sulting and engineering information is required to firms reviewing the IRs. supplement the information “On first glance, it didn’t already provided in order look overly onerous. It could to fulfill the requirements be considered routine quesof the Environmental tions. Impact Statement (EIS) “It’s part of the process Guidelines issued in March and part of how the review 2012. panel process unfolds – the The supplementary IRs back-and-forth between the are necessary for the panel proponent and the panel.” to determine if the EIS is He explained the panel sufficient to proceed to already has a lot of inforthe public hearing, Ross mation: two environmental wrote, adding that once assessments (provincial and the additional information federal review panel); a is submitted, the panel will draft EIS, a draft went to decide if more information all departments where they is needed or whether it can provided feedback, which go ahead with scheduling was incorporated into the public hearing. Taseko’s final EIS; the panel In its March 28 press Continued on 3 release, the Tsilhqot’in Free Press

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Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond updated residents of Lac la Hache on the initial results of the pilot project at the community’s transfer station at a recent public meeting.

Transfer station pilot results revealed Dozens turn out in Lac la Hache for dump details

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A recent public meeting to discuss the pilot project at the Lac la Hache Transfer Station (LLHTS) was well attended. About 40 people turned out to hear Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond and CRD environmental services manager Mitch Minchau explain the transfer station pilot project results to date. As part of the CRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan, the LLHTS was targeted for the pilot program to add recycling, gated and controlled access, wood waste collection and some other cost-saving changes. Richmond says the primary concern expressed was with the restricted access hours.

“In the time it is closed midday, there was concern that we need to shrink that time down, and there was a concern about summer hours of operation ... when it is [currently] closed two days a week. “So, we’ve taken those comments and we’re going back to look at some options, and see what we can do.” Folks in attendance were generally happy with the addition of cardboard recycling at the site, he explains, and support the plan to spin that off into accepting further recyclables once the spring weather arrives. “We hope that within the next few weeks, we’ll know what we’re going to take, and what it’s going cost to take it.” People also voiced approval of the added cleanliness of the site,

Richmond noted. “I think some would prefer to have access 24/7, but we explained that’s just not going to work with recycling being contaminated by garbage, so we have to have some controlled entry at the site. “We’re now actually [also] taking wood waste there, so we need to know [that] is clean wood waste.” Lac la Hache area rancher Diane Wood says she went into the meeting with some concerns, but those were alleviated by details provided by Richmond and Minchau. Her concerns included the daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. closures, but she explains the CRD did a “really good job” of explaining the reasons for this and the cost impact of extending opening hours. “They explained to us why it has

to be closed for compaction. You can’t have the public in there when that [heavy equipment work] is going on. So, that made sense, and because of that compaction, it’s been saving a lot of dollars. “I guess we all need to work around it a little bit if we want to have all the recycling and the rest of it. We have to have [some] flexibility, too.” However, Wood adds she would still like to see the midday closure hours tightened up somewhat. While money is being saved through reduced hauling of unsorted trash, Richmond notes the extended hours and a person now on staff to maintain the “share shed” do eat into those funds. Continued on 6

Taseko looking forward to public hearings From 1

had 50 questions on the final EIS and the company has provided answers to those; and now there are 11 supplemental questions. “We’re looking forward, and I think people, in particular in 100 Mile and the Cariboo, are looking forward to the public phase of this process where the public gets a chance to either ask questions themselves, make

presentations themselves, or observe and view questions that are asked of us and the answers that are provided by us.” Meanwhile, the panel’s letter highlighted a “fundamental difference between Natural Resources Canada and Taseko in the interpretation of the 1994 pump test well data, and requires supplemental information. The panel suggested two ways for Taseko to resolve this

difference: further aquifer pump tests and modelling, or new modelling based on 1994 data. “In order to act in a careful and precautionary manner, without any new pump tests, the Panel will accept as reliable, the 1994 data in its analysis and assessment of environmental effects.” Battison said Taseko hasn’t made a decision on what position it will take on this question, or the panel’s

other supplemental IRs. Noting Taseko didn’t get the panel’s request until March 28, he added the consulting and engineering will be looking at all of the supplemental IRs this week and making recommendations on how to proceed. “So, we’ll get together with them and decide on the path we’ll take. We want to look at the scope of work on all of these questions – which ones can we answer right

away and which ones will take more work or greater considerations. “Then we will have a better idea of the time it will take to gather the information and package it for the panel.” Battison added there is no time limit as to when the work has to be done. Folks wanting more information of the review can go to www.newprosperity review@ceaa-acce.gc.ca.

The province will provide an additional $5 million over three years to its Responsible Gambling program, and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is funding a new research centre. Together, the B.C. Liberal government and BCLC are providing more than $10 million for responsible gambling in 2013, a 30 per cent increase. Of this, about $9.6 million will go to responsible gambling programs and $1 million will initially go to the new Centre for Gambling Research.

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Cariboo Regional District holding recreation open houses South Cariboo Recreation Services taxation input sought

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The Cariboo Regional District will be hosting a series of open-house meetings to discuss, and receive input on, the proposed South Cariboo Recreation Services and taxation changes. CRD elected officials and staff will be at these public meetings to provide information, answer questions and obtain input from South Cariboo residents about recreation services and taxation. The goal is to amend the South Cariboo Recreation Services Establishment Bylaw to provide more flexibility in funding recreation and arts and culture facilities.

Currently, the rec- Hall. reation bylaw limits The town meetfunding to the South ings and the feedback Cariboo Rec. Centre, forms on the CRD webthe curling rink and site (www. cariboord. adjacent ball fields. bc.ca) will give the Howe ve r, regional disother local rectrict directors reational and a feeling as to arts and culturwhether there al assets, such as is an appetite to the soccer fields share tax burand Martin den. Exeter Hall, If the proare completely posed bylaw is Mitch funded by the caMpsall approved, all District of 100 taxpayers, rural Mile House, and in 100 Mile despite the fact the vast House, who are within majority of these facil- the recreation bylaw ity users live outside the area would begin paymunicipal boundaries. ing the cost to operate The proposed amend- and maintain the soccer ments would result in fields and the Martin a more equitable tax Exeter Hall. The subsharing for those living regional recreation area outside of the district includes rural comto help pay for the cost munities near 100 Mile of operating the soccer House, 108 Mile Ranch, fields and Martin Exeter Forest Grove, Horse

Lake, and Lone Butte. The estimated cost for including these new facilities would increase the recreation services budget and the residential taxation rate would go up by $20 – from $42 per $100,000 of assessed property value to about $62. 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says he believes the proposed changes are exactly what are needed for recreation and arts and culture in the area. “I think it’s a win-win for our regional community. Every other community has recreation and arts and culture in one package, and we should be doing it, too.” Meetings schedule • Lone Butte Community Hall –

New events in store for area Canlan, CRD expand recreation programs

perform maintenance on those Free Press fields. “We’ve made an agreement Some new recreation events with the [CRD] to take on the and a paid co-ordinator for plan- scheduling part of it, and to be ning them are coming to the the liaison for the user groups community in the near future. and the regional district.” Canlan Ice Sports is Once the short-term entering into an agreecontract is done it will be ment with the Cariboo rolled into a new 2014Regional District (CRD) 19 five-year contract, he that will see the comnotes. pany expand its current Dickerson explains management function Canlan will soon begin at the South Cariboo the process of hiring a Recreation Centre. part-time community Josh While it is part of a Dickerson events co-ordinator draft plan for the renew(CEC) to help manage al of the current agreement in the expanded programming and December 2013, Canlan general booking. manager Josh Dickerson says “In 2014, I’d like to see it grow some aspects will begin soon into a full-time position. In the on a short-term contract basis, days of the volunteers, you tax including holding some addi- the same people all the time to tional events. come out and help. “We want to get into com“I don’t want to see events munity programming more, so drop in the community for that that we cover all the bases – so reason. If we can work on our that people in the community contract with the CRD, then we not only have hockey and skat- can take on some of that responing to do.” sibility.” It also includes Canlan taking The Halloween Town, South over the management of the ball Cariboo Community Fall Fair fields this spring. It was previ- and South Cariboo Mega Show ously handled for the CRD by events already take a lot of time the District of 100 Mile House, and effort, he says, adding the which will then continue to only CEC will also assist with those Carole Rooney

functions. “We also want to introduce some different community programming and maybe adding one or two events on per year. I’d like to do a kids’ event and maybe a seniors’ event.” If folks have ideas for events, Dickerson says they could propose those to Canlan for consideration in the community programming. “Everything doesn’t pertain to the rec. centre here; we can go out to host different events or programs. “It’s essentially a community thing we’re looking at. I think there is an opportunity here to do more in the community than what we already do.” Canlan will look at applying for any available grants to keep costs down for participants, he says. Taking on the management of the ball fields was an identified need that will benefit both the CRD and the District of 100 Mile House, Dickerson notes. “We just want to see things happen for the community, and if we can help out in any way, that’s what we’re looking to do. “We’re just trying to do our part and, hopefully, the user groups see it the same way.”

April 8; • Forest Grove Community Hall – April 10; • 108 Mile Ranch Community Hall – April 11; and • Creekside Seniors’ Centre (100 Mile House) – April 22. All sessions start at 6:30 p.m. with a set presentation at 7. Residents, who are unable to attend these meetings and are interested in South Cariboo Recreation Services and taxation, can see the proposed amendments to the service and commonly asked questions on the CRD website at www.cariboord.bc.ca. After going to the home page, go to “Public Input Required” on the right-hand side and click on “South Cariboo Recreation – Proposed Changes.” This will take you to the South Cariboo recreation page. Under “Resources” on the right-hand side of the page, there are three links you can click information on – the “proposed changes,” “frequently asked questions (FAQ)” and a “feedback form.”

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CRD supports shared fire service idea Fire chiefs directed to develop costing model

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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) board has directed staff to work with the South Cariboo fire chiefs to review the feasibility of shared rescue service scenarios. The decision supports a recent South Cariboo Joint Committee recommendation that the CRD directors reviewed at their March 1 meeting. 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue (OMHFR) chief Darrell Blades had brought the proposal forward to the South Cariboo Joint

It’s too big a task for one department ... to do all the training to respond to the whole region for hazardous material.” – Al Richmond

Committee in early February, which then went forward to the District of 100 Mile House council the next day. At that time, 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall said that at first look, he thought it is a “great idea” for fire departments to work together, as these services are “literally overworking” the members. Now, CRD chair Al Richmond says his board also supports the idea. In his presentation, Blades noted his department takes the brunt of all highway rescue services, as the sole CRD fire department trained to perform those tasks.

Currently pushing 300 service calls a year, Blades explained OMHFR members undergo about 70-100 hours of training for basic firefighting skills, plus another 200 hours for anyone who may enter a building, 60 hours for highway and rope/embankment rescue, 40 for medical aid and often more beyond that, including refresher courses. He adds this has “drastically” increased the demands on manpower, and led to difficulties with recruitment and retention of volunteers, especially on top of OMHFR having morphed into an “all hazards response agency.” Richmond noted the various fire departments already share services and resources, so this would be an enhancement of that agreement. “We do that seamlessly; we don’t exchange bills back and forth. “What we’re trying to look at now are some specialized services, such as HAZMAT [hazardous materials] and highway vehicle rescue.” OMHFR has both these capabilities now, but Richmond said other fire departments that are interested in picking up some of those skills can benefit from the training and the efficiencies of sharing these services. “All we’re saying here with [services like] vehicle extrication is, let’s find some means of training up some other people and find some funding, so there is more certainty and it’s not just draining one particular budget in 100 Mile.” The fire chiefs have

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Seniors budget buoyed, bludgeoned Candidates’ contentions volleyed as election looms

The B.C. NDP has twice introduced legislation, in 2007 and Candidates in the 2011, and Wyse notes it upcoming provincial would provide a seniors’ election differ in their advocate the authority views of what funding to investigate individual needs to be allocated complaints involving for supporting seniors potential wrongdoing. in British Columbia. “[The new advocate] Cariboo-Chilcotin deals with seniors as a NDP candidate Charlie group in society and Wyse says there is deals with those issues “nothing for seniors” in from a commonality, the B.C. Liberal govern- rather than an individment’s 2013/14 budget. ual basis. “There is no men“It’s a broad, umbreltion of home support or la approach and we community care.” believe there are issues Wyse explains on an indithis year’s four vidual basis per cent increase that need [a in Medical more personal Services Plan approach]. (MSP) premiMeanwhile, ums will affect Cariboo“many” of the Chilcotin seniors. MLA Donna Charlie wyse The recentBarnett says 37 ly-announced per cent of all seniors advocate deals seniors in B.C. receive with seniors too gener- MSP premium assisally, he adds. tance (as of December “It is a generic 2011). [approach] in the sense The B.C. Liberal that the individual is government has given not empowered to deal a $1-million boost to with individual cases.” its seniors’ abuse proCarole Rooney Free Press

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“We’re trying to do it within the existing budget ... there was no increase this year in our solid waste management [function]. “The [LLHTS] is showing us there are some savings, around $50,000 a year over last year’s cost of operation, roughly. So, we can apply some of that to maybe tinker a bit with the hours, which we are going to look at, and apply the remainder to recycling. “Overall, it was a pos-

itive meeting.” At their March 22 board meeting, CRD directors received and discussed survey results from the Lac la Hache transfer station pilot project. Based on the results and feedback from residents, the CRD has expanded the total public accessibility hours for the Lac la Hache site and future controlled waste facility sites to 46 hours during the period of Oct. 1 to March 31, and 52 hours during the period of April 1 to Sept. 30.

tection programs, she filling prescriptions will adds, including extend- help because we’ve coned hotline hours to trolled the generic drug assist seniors costs.” calling for help Caribooif they are feelChilcotin ing threatened, Independent neglected or candidate Gary abused. Young says the It is too soon projection of to determine reduced healthhow the yetcare funding Donna to-be-named in the 2013/14 Barnett seniors advobudget ($234 cate will deliver services, million less than foreBarnett explains. cast last year) will “You have to let that impact seniors. person decide how [he “Seniors are the or she] is going to func- fastest growing demotion in the best interest graphic in the province of seniors. I don’t think and need more attenwe should prejudge. tion.” “I see more things Just over one year happening as time ago, Ombudsperson progresses, and those Kim Carter made 141 things that are high- recommendations to dollar can only be done the Ministry of Health as the dollars are avail- regarding seniors in  able.” the province, Under the B.C. he notes, after Liberal governthree years of ment, Barnett research. notes the annual “Today, it average number appears only of hours of home four recomsupport sermendations vices per client have been Gary younG increased by 21 implemented.” per cent, from All this 2001 to 2010, with fees research points to the based on income. need for more support  “About 69 per cent of for home care and relatthe clients receive assis- ed services, Young adds. tance at no cost.” “Not only do seniors Barnett says both fare better at home, this 100 Mile House and saves money, as it is far Williams Lake recent- more expensive to treat ly got about $20,000 seniors at a hospital for Age-Friendly facility.” Community projects. Seniors vote, too, “The new drug pric- he says, adding the ing regulation ... when government can do

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Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Joan Erb was one of 700 delegates who attended the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) 97th annual conference and AGM, March 16-19. Foremost in her mind upon the conclusion of the conference was the financial state of the BCTF, she says. “We passed a motion to increase fees, and I supported that motion. I really feel the AGM was very conscientious about the costs the BCTF is incurring because of the legal action [ongoing with the province]. And, there’s all sorts of rea-

sons why we are in the ficult conversations position we are in.” about money.” However, Erb adds There are locals that she was relieved to be were not amalgamated assured at the meeting along with some school that the BCTF is “not districts more than a in crisis” finandecade ago, so cially. they operate “We have with more than made some one full-time real cost-savpaid president ing measures within the same to ensure we district, Erb are financially notes. Joan stable and I The delErb felt really good egates voted about that at the to provide the end of the meeting. “Presidential Release “The other high- Grant” to those locals to light was just a sense give them the funding of solidarity amongst to continue to operate us because of last year’s autonomously, she says, job action and extra- which the fee increase curricular and all sorts has made possible. of controversy amongst “I thought that was a members. I think this real move of solidarity.” AGM really pulled us Another main hightogether because we light for her was when had to have those dif- the 700 delegates at the

AGM marched single file to Canada Place, where they demonstrated outside Premier Christy Clark’s office. Erb explains the strong message behind the demonstration was that public teachers in the province are still waiting to get their bargaining rights back, while students are still waiting for smaller classes, better resources and more support for special needs. The BCTF also has a new president, as Burns Lake teacher Jim Iker will take over from retiring president Susan Lambert in June. He will take the helm of the 41,000-member teacher union. “It’s the tradition at the BCTF that we change our president every three years, so it

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Young readers on path to literacy By Don McRae Aiden is seven years old, and at the beginning of the school year last fall, his family was worried about his reading. Now, because of his teacher’s expertise in literacy, Aiden is excited to read – especially books about Star Wars. Since we’ve made literacy a primary focus as part of “Changing Results for Young Readers,” there are a lot of stories like Aiden’s. We launched the initiative to increase the number of students who are engaged, successful readers. Teachers are using strategies, such as having a resource teacher work with the classroom teacher, to co-plan and co-teach students together. They’re paying special attention to what sparks a child’s interest and ensuring children have choices in selecting books. These are key aspects to increasing literacy. Like us, children are more likely to read, write and discuss the things

they are passionate about. Now, more than ever, We are fortunate to have a all students need to have strong education system as strong literacy skills to well as parents and teachers reach their potential, but who foster reading-friendly there are still some who homes and classrooms. struggle. Because of this, we have a Our goal is to ensure 100 strong foundation to build per cent of B.C. students upon. are literate by British the time they’re Columbia’s in Grade 4. To Grade 4 students support Changing are among the Results for Young world’s top Readers and readers at their other literacy grade level, strategies, we’ve according to dedicated $10.7 the Progress in million in funding International to support early Don McRae Reading Literacy reading in every Study report district. We’re released last focusing on December. As students in their well, nearly 80,000 British early stages of literacy and Columbian children and tracking their progress to teens participate in reading find out what’s working and club programs offered by where we need to improve. public libraries each year. Maureen Dockendorf, These are successes we a highly respected B.C. are extremely proud of. educator, has taken on the Strong literacy skills are role of superintendent of connected to better jobs, reading and is overseeing higher incomes and safer the Changing Results for communities. Young Readers initiative.

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he ill-fated Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in British Columbia went out with a whimper on April 1. It is fitting the hated (by the great unwashed at least) tax died on the one day of the year when pranksters play April Fool’s Day jokes on family and friends. Certainly it was a foolish joke the B.C. Liberal government pulled on British Columbians following the 2009 provincial election – after stating during the election campaign they weren’t even thinking about the HST. It’s a prank that will likely cost the B.C. Liberals their chairs on the government side of the legislature. It must be noted that every single B.C. Liberal MLA voted in favour of the HST. Eventually, British Columbians rose up and rallied to have the HST removed. Showing their complete and utter disregard for the voting public, the B.C. Liberal power brokers refused to follow the wishes of the electorate, and virtually dared the disenchanted to go through the petition-gathering stage to force the provincial government to hold a referendum on the elimination of the HST. It was at this point the distaste for the HST mutated into loathing the BC Liberal Party. The roar from the sleeping giant went beyond the dislike of a tax shift to growing dissatisfaction that overshadowed all of the hard work individual MLAs did in their constituencies – because they toed the party line. The biggest burr under the saddle of the voting public was the arrogance of the B.C. Liberal brass, as they spent millions of taxpayers’ dollars trying to sway the electorate in the run-up to the referendum vote with their silly stickman TV and newspaper ads. It took the B.C. Liberal government 11 months to implement the HST, but after they lost the vote, it took them 19 months to get rid of it, as they squeezed every last dime they could out of the taxpayers. Now, the government is scrambling to get businesses registered for the transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Services Tax combination. While it has relied on the media to get the messages out to the business owners, it certainly didn’t spend millions of dollars on stickman ads to help businesses make the transition. Of course, bringing attention to the disaster that was the HST wouldn’t have worked very well in the popularity polls as we head into a provincial election.

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Six hundred B.C. teachers in 66 early reading teams, in almost every school district, are using the most current research to help create an understanding of what builds reading success and how that can be applied in the classroom. They are tracking the reading progress of 9,000 students over one year, documenting different literacy strategies, as well as sharing teaching techniques and the stories of their most vulnerable readers. The next step is to compile, analyze and use this vital information to help current teachers and teachers in training on effective ways to teach reading. When I hear about young children like Aiden – someone who once struggled with literacy, but now volunteers to read out loud to his classmates – I know we’re on the right path. Don McRae is the British Columbia Minister of Education.

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Seniors’ advocate needs to be independent To the editor: Legislation to create a seniors’ advocate was passed on March 14. Unfortunately, the advocate will be limited to serving at the discretion of government and will, therefore, be unable to play the watchdog role that seniors need it to. While I am pleased the position is being created, without a truly independent advocate, and in the absence of other comprehensive action on the part of government to improve seniors’ care, we cannot address the systemic challenges

seniors face. This legislation comes one year after the release of the British Columbia Ombudsperson’s report on the state of seniors’ care in B.C. The Ministry of Health has fully implemented only four of the 141 recommendations made directly to the ministry since the report’s release, and partially implemented only approximately 25 per cent of the recommendations. The Ombudsperson’s findings indicate that the health ministry has, in many cases, failed to fulfill

War bride reunion slated

To the editor: I am the daughter of a Second World War “war bride.” My English-born mum met and married my Canadian-soldier father near the end of the war. Almost one year later, mum sailed from England to Halifax on a ship like so many other war brides and rode the train to be reunited with their husbands. All of our war bride mums are amazing women who have given so much to their families, their communities and to Canada. Statistics show one in 30 Canadians are directly related to a Second World War war bride.

The Canadian War Brides & Families Association is hosting this year’s reunion in Victoria from April 11 to 14, 2013 at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel, April 11-14. We know there are a lot of war brides out there and that they would love to come to Victoria for a wonderful weekend of reminiscing, singing the old songs, and having an amazing time at the Empress. Janet Leahy Canadian War Brides & Families Association treasurer 250-354-4006

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to suggest our government intends to take serious action on seniors’ care, one advocate that is tied to

government cannot fill that gap. Rick Tuner, co-chair BC Health Coalition

Sweep the roads

To the editor: I am highly concerned about the gravel on the roads. Turning corners and trying to stop on the roads is getting harder and harder to do. People’s vehicles are sliding across the gravel and they are getting into accidents, and someone may not be able to stop and may hit someone. I have noticed they have been cleaning the roads in 100 Mile House, but not in the outskirts of 100 Mile. We are a district, a community and a village. We are the Cariboo, and I don’t think we want to hear about people getting in accidents and getting hurt, and some people even suing.

The roads are ridiculous, and I would recommend that Interior Roads step up, and start doing there jobs properly. During the winter, instead of using gravel with huge rocks, they should use salt, and sand. Last summer, I got hit in the collar bone from a rock on the side of the highway while walking in Lac la Hache. No other person should have to go through this. I hope someone other then me will take a stand with me and help me get what us 100 Milers need. Tianna King Lac la Hache

HST taken off the books

To the editor: I would like to congratulate the Cariboo-Chilcotin HST team. Our hard work has paid off. The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) disappeared on March 31 and the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) returns on April 1. The Stop the HST initiative was very successful in the CaribooChilcotin. More than 9,000 adults in our area signed the petition, which translated into 57 per cent of the total registered voters. Our efforts show that every voice counts in a democracy. The

HST was the largest ever taxation shift in British Columbia history. It was introduced within weeks of the 2009 election after the B.C. Liberals said that HST was not on their radar. We must remember that every single B.C. Liberal MLA voted for the HST. Even after British Columbians were successful in overturning this tax through the HST campaign, the government took its time in returning the PST. While the government implemented the HST in only 11 months,

it took 19 months to get rid of the HST and bring back the PST. During those 19 months, we continued to pay tax on goods and services that didn’t exist when we had a separate PST and GST. As a result, we paid additional taxes for almost two more years. As of April 1, the HST is no more. Thank you again to all those who worked on the campaign and made this change happen.

Greenhouse gas leaks from trust carbon offset scheme, assuming it survives million of federal taxpayers’ money. The after the May election, because these two deal closed in 2008, the same year the projects aren’t the only boondoggles. Pacific Carbon Trust was formed. The Pacific Carbon Trust was set up in From 2008 to 2010, the trust bought 2008 as part of former premier Gordon 450,000 tonnes of carbon offset, based on Campbell’s climate change program. To independent evaluations that all rested on make the B.C. government’s the assumption that Darkwoods operations “carbon neutral,” the would be clear-cut logged. government and all of its agencies Since the forest was already were required to pay the trust owned by Canada’s leading $25 per tonne for their carbon conservancy, this assumption dioxide emissions from fuel use. makes no sense. Was the In 2011 alone, B.C. universities conservancy going to log it, or paid $4.46 million to the trust. flip it to someone who would, B.C.’s 60 school districts paid a after accepting $25 million in total of $5.36 million the same tax money to acquire it? Legally, year, and the province’s six it could not. Tom health authorities paid $5.79 (I would add the assumption Fletcher million. The money is supposed that logging releases all of the to go to projects that capture carbon in a forest is also false. carbon, thus “offsetting” the Lumber actually sequesters heating of schools, the fuel burned by carbon for longer than trees, which ambulances and so forth. eventually die and rot.) The 55,000-hectare forest reserve is The audit found a similar case against known as Darkwoods. The audit shows EnCana’s flare reduction program, which that the Nature Conservancy of Canada the company used on many wells before decided in 2006 to buy it, using $25 the trust started offering money. EnCana

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he Pacific Carbon Trust orchestrated a months-long campaign of calls and letters to discredit a report from British Columbia’s Auditor General John Doyle on its first two big carbon offset projects, before it could be released. Just as the audit report was about to be made public, the trust, which is a Crown corporation created at taxpayer expense, participated in leaking selected critical letters to media outlets. Then, the Speaker of the B.C. legislature, Bill Barisoff, made a final, clumsy effort to delay the release of the report. As soon as it was out, Environment Minister Terry Lake tried to discredit it, by blustering about all the highly paid experts who swore up and down that a forest reserve near Kootenay Lake, and a gas flaring reduction project near Fort Nelson, were bona fide carbon offsets worth $6 million of taxpayers’ money. The audit states in plain language, with charts and timelines that the $6 million was basically given away for nothing. I look forward to further audits on this

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was saving money, as well as reducing emissions without collecting offsets. Therefore, the audit concluded, neither of these projects was a credible offset because the emissions savings would have occurred anyway. Here’s the next Pacific Carbon Trust project that should be audited. In a complicated transaction, the trust bought offsets from something called the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership. Yes, this is the world-famous forest on B.C.’s North Coast that was subject to a preservation deal hammered out between the Coastal First Nations, the B.C. government and three United Statesbacked environmental groups. That was in 2006. The offset purchases were in 2009 and 2010 – years after detailed preservation areas were mapped and codified in law. Again, the trust paid for forest that was already preserved. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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the province Bird carcasses building up inside empty stores CaChe Creek - Piles of dead pigeons, trapped inside the Oasis Plaza, are disgusting and need to be cleaned up, residents Laurie and Sharon rennie told Cache Creek Council at their March 25 meeting. The rennies were asking Council to enforce the town’s Unsightly Premises bylaw, having filed a complaint against the row of storefronts next to the Oasis hotel in January. “We feel a similar sense of frustration,” Mayor John ranta told them, and he listed the number of agencies who had been contacted but said they couldn’t force the landlord to comply with any law or bylaw that would make him clean up the empty building. Laurie rennie said he filled out a complaint in January after seeing the dying pigeons through the windows. On Feb. 23 they looked again and the only thing that had changed was the number of dead birds. ranta said the building had been subject to numerous complaints over the years and the Village has spoken to property owner, who lives in the Lower Mainland, on several occasions. he said the owner always agrees to remedy the situation. “Unfortunately, those reassurances haven’t resulted in action.” RCMP, IHA team up to tackle mental-health kaMLOOPS - The Interior health authority and the kamloops rCMP are partnering to ensure there is one officer available to assist with police calls involving mental-health issues. The officer will be part of a team that includes a psychiatric nurse who will respond to calls alongside the specially trained officer. The officer and nurse will be based out of the North kamloops community-policing office. among the goals of the partnership are reducing the number of repeat calls for police intervention with people who have a mental illness, reduce the number of emergency-department visits to royal Inland hospital, free up other officers to deal with other calls and improve health services and outcomes for clients.

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report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 65 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Asleep at the wheel On March 29, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a complaint of a male being passed out behind the steering wheel of a Chevrolet Blazer in the 2500 block of Spout Lake Road. The vehicle was still running. When police arrived at the scene, the vehicle was still there and the male driver was woken up. There were signs of alcohol use in the vehicle and the driver displayed symptoms of impairment during his interaction with the officers. The driver was detained for having

care and control of a motor vehicle while being impaired. He was returned to the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment office where two breath samples were obtained of 220 and 210 mg%. Charges of care and control of a motor vehicle while being impaired and while over the legal limit will be recommended to Crown Counsel against a 53-year-old Williams Lake man. Drinking drivers During the Easter long weekend, 100 Mile Traffic Services issued two 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibitions for people who failed approved roadside screening devices. In both instances, the drivers’ vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days. One of the drivers was from the 100 Mile House area,

the other was from the Canoe Creek area. Excessive speed During the past week two drivers had their vehicles impounded for seven days for excessive speed. The speeds were 54 and 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. One driver was from the Lower Mainland and the other was from the Likely area. CrimeStoppers TIPS Sometime between March 28 and 30, a red 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck, with the British Columbia licence plate number EV7141 and a 2005 Bigfoot brand camper unit were stolen from the roadside of a rural property located in the 6000 block of CanimHendrix Lake Road. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the area, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Grass fires nipped in bud Yard burning caused two unrelated surface fires that kept local firefighters busy on April 1. 100 Mile House FireRescue chief Darrell Blades notes that in both cases, the residents were burning grass when the fires got away from them. The first call came in for a residence on Reita Crescent off Horse Lake Road at about 2 p.m. He notes a resident was burning grass in the backyard when the flames ignited a couple of small trees. One truck and three members responded and quickly extinguished the blazing grass and trees, Blades says, adding the crew returned to the hall within about half an hour. However, the firefighters barely got their boots off when they were called out again to a larger fire at a lot in the 103 Mile subdivi-

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Crews from 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue doused a couple of burning trees at a home on Reita Crescent on April 1, after the resident’s grass burning got away from him and ignited them. This fire was immediately followed by another runaway grass fire at 103 Mile Lake.

sion at about 3:30 p.m. Blades explains a grass fire had been set by a resident on Lakeside Court and shortly after the wind picked up and spread it to a neighbouring vacant lot. This left almost an acre blazing on the property, he notes. “It got into a bunch

Policing, safety plan input sought A draft version of the BC Policing and Community Safety Plan is now available for public and stakeholder feedback on the BC Policing Plan website at blog.gov.bc.ca/bcpolic ingplan. The plan is the result of extensive stakeholder and public engagement activities throughout British Columbia in 2012. It is influenced by current global trends, drivers of change unique to B.C. and the emerging challenges facing policing. The recommendations from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry also influenced the direction of the plan. Members of the public are urged to read the plan and submit feedback. Comments can be emailed to bcpolicing plan@gov.bc.ca. A final version of the plan will be posted following the consultation period. The plan outlines 16 action items, organized under five themes:

Rational and equitable: policing is structured, governed and funded in a rational and equitable manner Action 1: enhance structure and funding options for policing. Action 2: enhance the continuum of policing and public security options available. Action 3: First Nations policing. Accountable: policing policy is public policy and police are accountable to civilian authority. Action 4: enhance community engagement. Action 5: strengthen police board ability to effectively govern. Action 6: support bias-free and equitable policing. Action 7: develop provincial policing standards. Collaborative: police, governments and communities work collaboratively to meet justice and community safety goals.

Action 8: enhance community safety (crime prevention and crime reduction). Action 9: support anti-gang initiatives. Action 10: multiagency consultation and collaboration. Protection of vulnerable persons: police and the provincial government are committed to

protecting vulnerable persons. Action 11: support cultural awareness training. Action 12: develop police-related strategies for persons in crisis with mental illness and/ or addictions. Action 13: legal reforms to protect vulnerable and marginalized persons.

Effective: police have modern tools, information and training to deliver effective policing services. Action 14: enhanced criminal intelligence. Action 15: performance management based on quality police data Action 16: review Police Act.

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of old, dead trees that had fallen over. So we had a big grass area and then an area with some brush.” Three trucks and 10 crew members attended the scene and fought

the fire for about an hour and a half, Blades says, and then took care of hot spots. They were back at the hall and cleaned up by around 6 p.m., the fire chief says.

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“We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.”

Money now or money later – who wins? To the editor: The B.C. Liberal government has just promised $8 million to upgrade the province’s

sketchy forest inventory - $8 million a year for 10 years when some inventories are 30 years out-of-date.

When that same government committed $16.4 million to party advertising using government funds, it was

Smart meter legislation needs amending To the editor: Energy Minister Rich Coleman recently announced that those not wanting a smart meter will not be forced to take one. In a separate public announcement to his constituency, Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg’s letter (sent from his office administrator) noted that: “Last Wednesday, Minister Coleman advised Gordon that individual homeowners, who had not yet had a smart meter installed on their home, would not have to have one. BC Hydro may be contacting those “hold outs” one last time, and if you say “no” and do not consent, - that is the end of it. You will not be “forced” into having one or be in fear of it being installed when you

are not home. At what point in the history of British Columbia was Minister Coleman granted the authority to break his own law? Until the government, or for that matter the NDP, come clean and clearly state and commit to a promise to amend Section 17 of the Clean Energy Act, their words are deliberately misleading, and at best, meaningless. I encourage everyone to stand up for our democratic principles and demand that this legislation be amended to reflect their “new and softer” approach. James G. Smith Nanaimo

Thomas: letter writer not watching polls To the editor: I’m responding to the letter, headlined There won’t be an NDP landslide victory, by Joe Sawchuk on page A9 in your March 27 paper. Mr. Sawchuk has apparently not been watching the polls, which show the BC NDP well ahead of the BC Liberals. Why would this be? Maybe it’s because of the HST, an unfair tax that the B.C. Liberals foisted upon us, after lying about it, or how about the ongoing BC Rail scandal. Perhaps it’s because of the $54 billion that BC Hydro now owes to private power projects. It’s not clear

whether BC Hydro needs that power. BC Hydro’s debt is now huge and growing. Maybe it has to do with the $560 million we paid for a new roof on BC Place Stadium, or any of the recent scandals, including the Pacific Carbon Trust, which takes millions of taxpayers’ money out of the public sector. British Columbia’s government debt and financial obligations have grown enormously under the B.C. Liberals. It’s time for a change. Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

not over 10 years. It was over several months – right up until the provincial election. Is it possible that the recipients of that kind of government generosity are expected to be somewhat kind in the stories that will unfold when the election campaign begins? Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett should know how woefully inadequate the inventory funding is over that timeline. After all, she has chaired the CCBAC. She knows that forest management practices need urgent

and immediate help. It’s the same story with some other items in the Premier Christy Clark “Families First” budget. There is $32 million for new childcare spaces under the “Early Years Strategy.” But again, that is over three years. So, it seems that only in government advertising is there any urgency. Other needs can wait for years. The B.C. Liberal government continues to demonstrate its serious failures of management. John Dressler Williams Lake

PSO GRAD CORNER HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH YOUR 2013 GRAD CLASS

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The next General Grad Meeting will be Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the PSO Library. Please join us to see how things are shaping up for Prom. All Grads and parents welcome!

THE PSO FASHION SHOW

is Thursday, April 11th in the PSO gym. Tickets are $10 per person. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 and a buffet snack table. Please join us in support of Dry Grad 2013! Gold Trail Recycling located at 694 Sollows Cres. will gladly accept all sorted donations towards Dry Grad 2013. The students appreciate your support!

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Last-minute rush to return to PST

By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The brief era of the Harmonized Sales Tax

(HST) ended in British Columbia on April 1, with a last-minute scramble by thousands of businesses to regis-

ter as collectors of the revived Provincial Sales Tax (PST). About 100,000 businesses in B.C. are

Some prices should go down with end of HST Below are some of the items and services that will cost British Columbians less with the end of the Harmonized Sales Tax on April 1: · Restaurant meals; · Packaged and prepared groceries; · Catering services; · Renovations and contractors’ services; · New housing; · Haircuts; · Bikes and bike repairs; · Helmets and lifejackets; · Camping reservation fees;

· Theatre and movie tickets; · Food-producing plants, such as tomatoes; · Boat rentals and moorage; · Concerts and festivals; · Golf memberships and fees; · Parking; · Bus and train fares; · Domestic air flights; · Spa and massage services; · Fishing charters; · Nutritional supplements; · Basic telephone and cable services; · Wedding planners; and · Funeral services.

required to register and collect PST from customers. By the Easter weekend, about 80,000 of them had done so, said Naomi Yamamoto, the B.C. Liberal’s minister of state for small business. “I think what most consumers will be doing is looking at their receipts,” Yamamoto said on March 31. “In most cases, they’ll be paying the same as they did prior to April 1, unless you’re getting your hair cut, or buying a ski ticket or you’re paying your golf membership or going to a restaurant, or buying a bike.” The good news for barbers, bike shops, restaurants and other labour service providers is they see a seven per cent tax reduction. The bad news is they

have to administer two should take about 15 sales taxes, the PST and minutes. the five per cent Goods Business owners who and Services Tax (GST), don’t register immediwhich continately can still ues to apply to correct transacgoods and sertions made after vices. the deadline There are a because the first few anomaonline remitlies, such as tance of PST is insulation and expected at the CHRISTY weatherstripend of May. CLARK ping, where Premier sales tax falls by Christy Clark seven per cent as historic marked the transition PST exemptions resume with a video, remindMonday, but most retail ing business operators purchases will remain to register. Clark noted subject to both GST and the HST was a benefit PST at a combined rate to the film industry, of 12 per cent. manufacturers and Yamamoto said busi- other businesses that nesses can register benefited from input online by going to www. tax credits. pstinbc.ca or www.gov. NDP finance critic bc.ca/pst and selecting Bruce Ralston said a the registration link. statistically average Using incorporation family will be about documents, the process $350 ahead with the removal of the HST, which was rejected in a mail-in referendum in

Local governments receive grants B.C. Liberal MLA Donna Barnett says her government is assisting the local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin by providing services with $198,564 in grants. The funds come from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) that restructures the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community and Regional District Grants. The municipal governments receiving funds include 100 Mile House $66,416, Williams Lake - $105,752, and the Cariboo Regional District gets $26,396. Barnett notes that since 2009, the SCIF has provided $562 million in funding to support British Columbia communities and enables them to invest money in projects that are identified at the local level as a priority. The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times, she adds. The Small Community Grant and

Regional District Basic Grant are grants to local governments to assist them in providing basic services. The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible municipalities that pay police enforce-

ment costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs, the Cariboo-Chilcotin

MLA explains. Since the commitment to return 100 per cent of net traffic fine revenues was made in 2004 more than $554 million has been returned to communities across the province, Barnett adds.

“These grants give local governments the chance to fund projects, which are important to them, so I’m glad to see Williams Lake and 100 Mile House, as well as the Cariboo Regional District, receive this funding.”

June 2011. He acknowledged that low-income people will lose the increased HST rebates that have been paid quarterly since the HST took effect in 2010. However, Ralston said that will be balanced by the reduced sales taxes they pay in restaurants and other service purchases. Tobacco taxes went up by seven per cent with the HST, and that tax will remain. Liquor taxes have also been adjusted to be unchanged with either tax, although restaurants will pay increased tax on liquor sales with the return to PST. A separate seven per cent tax on private used vehicle purchases also remains in place. It was imposed along with the HST to make private sellers subject to the same taxation as car dealers.

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Cariboo Fire Centre urges outdoor burning caution

The Cariboo Fire Centre is asking the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning activities this spring. As the snow melts, dried grass from last summer is uncovered and that material can be highly flammable, says fire information officer Michaela Swan. Almost all wildfires at this time of the year are caused by people and are, therefore, preventable, the Wildfire Management Branch spokesperson adds. Homeowners and industry personnel are

encouraged to consult the B.C. FireSmart manual and take the following precautions: • Ensure enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. • Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. • Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other

combustible material. • If you are planning a large burn, consider conducting smaller burns around the perimeter beforehand to create a fuel break and help stop the fire from spreading beyond its intended size. Each of these fires should be kept small and must be completely extinguished before starting a new fire. • Never leave a fire unattended, and make sure that your fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the

Fire mitigation money offered

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has applied for a $600,000 provincial grant for forest fire prevention projects. The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) supports communities that are mitigating risks of fires in “wild land” urban interface areas, and increased by 50 per cent this year from the $400,000 previously available. The money can be used for developing community wildfire protection plans or fuel management prescriptions, implementing fuel management demonstration projects, or actual fuel mitigation. CRD chair Al Richmond says the fuel mitigation operations can take place on CRD, municipal or Crown lands. This may include treatments, such as thinning, spacing and

pruning trees, and the removal of needles and woody debris from the forest floor. He explains the community applying for the funding must raise 10 per cent of the total project costs, with the next application intake deadlines April 26 and Oct. 4. Various CRD communities and the District of 100 Mile House have benefited from this program funding in the past, Richmond says, adding that when the CRD owns the piece of land, it can use its own budgets for making up the balance. To date, Richmond notes more than $500,000 in SWPI funding has been applied on 108 Mile Ranch wildfire prevention activities. “Last year, that total project cost was $68,454. The grant was for $61,140 and the remainder [10.7 per cent] came out

of the 108 Greenbelt Commission budget.” In other cases where funding is for Crown or municipal land, the group or municipality applying must come up with one-10th of the project costs. Board approval was given for the direct award of contracts to successful independent applications from community groups or contractor/consultants, where the CRD will effectively act as the agent for funding applications. However, these applicants will require a Registered Professional Forester for preparation of the applications and plans.

touch before you leave the area. People, who are planning to do any large-scale industrial burning or conduct a grass burn more than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1-888-797-1717. Venting conditions should always be checked before conducting an open burn. If conditions are rated “poor” or “fair,” open burning is restricted. The venting index can be found at www.bcair quality.ca/readings/ventilation-index.html. In British Columbia, the Wildfire Act specifies a person’s legal obligations when using fire on or within one kilometre of forest land or grassland. If an outdoor burn escapes and causes a wildfire, the person responsible may be held accountable for damages and fire suppression costs. Anyone found in contravention of an open

fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, or if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. If people see flames or smoke, they are asked to call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or call *5555 on their cell phones. To view the B.C. FireSmart manual, visit www.bcwildfire. ca/FightingWildfire/ safety/pamphlets/ FireSmart-BC4.pdf. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at www.bcwild fire.ca. People can follow the latest wildfire news on Twitter at twitter. com/B CGovFireInfo and/or on Facebook at facebook.com/ BCForestFireInfo.

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Agriculture minister applauds budget

Despite the global economic challenges governments are facing today and the impact that financial uncertainty has on a trading province like British Columbia, Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says Budget 2013 reaffirms government’s support for agriculture. His ministry’s 2013/14 operating budget of $79.3 million is about a 20 per cent increase over last year, he explains. “Our role as government is to create an environment in B.C. where agrifoods producers succeed.” The increased funding builds on the B.C. government’s Agrifoods Strategy, which Letnick adds is a “roadmap” to the sector becoming a $14-billion-a-year industry by 2017.

“One of the main commitments in our Agrifoods Strategy is to provide a sustainable land base for production. By protecting B.C.’s farmland, we’re ensuring the farmers and families who grow our food will continue to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation.” One of the budget elements he finds “most rewarding” is an additional $4 million the government is providing to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) over the next three years, Letnick says. “The boost in funds results in the ALC receiving almost $3 million in operating funding from the B.C. government this year... to help the Agricultural Land Commission

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Tax Act that support farm succession. The budget provides carbon tax relief to the agrifoods industry, a sector that supports 61,000 jobs in B.C., he explains. “In addition, we

intend to introduce legislation this fall to provide a carbon tax exemption for farmers for motor fuels used in on-farm equipment such as tractors, and fuel used on-highway in eligible farm vehicles.

“This is something producers raised that we listened to, and acted on. Together with the carbon tax relief, these measures will result in B.C. farmers being about $11 million more competitive a year.”

Comment on species at risk plan Environment Minister Terry Lake and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson are seeking interested individuals and groups to comment on British Columbia’s draft species-at-risk plan. Comments on “Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Draft FiveYear Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia” will be accepted online and by mail until April 12, 2013. Comments will be reviewed and summarized on the website on a weekly basis in a fre-

Former South Cariboo resident Ben Harapat, better known as the Granola King, recently appeared on the CBC television show, Dragons’ Den, to pitch his high-grade granola to the panel of shrewd business people. Harapat asked for $75,000 for 25 per cent of his company, but his only offer was $75,000 for 50 per cent of the operation, which he turned down. He told the panel he sells his product in more than 100 stores on the West Coast, and had $500,000 in sales last year. Harapat now resides in North Vancouver.

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es and focuses on five key areas for success, Thomson explains. These include: • Improving species conservation through management at the ecosystem and landscape scale. • Providing the best available information to support identification, management and recovery of species at risk. • Encouraging British Columbians to embrace

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Bowlers advance to provincials

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A team from the 100 Mile House Carpet Bowling Club will be representing Zone 2 at the Carpet Bowling Association of B.C. provincial championships in Prince George, May 7-8. Al and Linda Bishop partnered with Terry and Sherry Fossum to take the zone championships in team-of-four competition in Little Fort on March 19-20. The team won five of its six games to earn the right to advance to the provincials. The Bishops and Fossums beat teams from Chase, Barriere, Clearwater, Little Fort and Interlakes, and gave up their single loss to Kamloops. Linda says their victory was a combination of skill and luck. “We bowled quite well, but I was surprised. I didn’t think we would win.” All of the team members are relatively new to the sport, and Linda says she’s only been at it for slightly more than two years and Al has been playing for less than two years. The 100 Mile House club has had good results at previous provincials, but this is the first time to the championships for the Bishop/Fossum team. They will play seven other teams over the course of the two days at the tournament. Linda says their training regime will be little more than regular club practices and the usual tournaments, but she’s excited about competing at provincials. “I hope to do well for 100 Mile, and do our best. It’s just an honour to be going.” The 100 Mile House club is very active, playing year-round, except sometimes July or August, when people are engaged in summertime activities. The club has around 20 members, with the oldest member aged in the mid-80s. “It’s good exercise and a good social atmo-

David Simoes, the newly added strength and conditioning consultant and scout for the 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club, was recently named as one of five nominees for the Central Hockey League’s Man of the Year award. The award is presented annually to the CHL player judged to have best exemplified strong leadership qualities on and off the ice, while making significant and noteworthy humanitarian contributions to his community.

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British Columbia Zone 2 carpet bowling champions from 100 Mile House included Al Bishop, left, Linda Bishop, Sherry Fossum and Terry Fossum. They will compete at provincial championships in Prince George on May 7-8.

sphere,” Linda says, adding carpet bowling gets people out and active, and club members have great fun playing.

The 100 Mile House club will host a carpet bowling fun tournament with several visiting clubs at 100 Mile Community Hall on May 15.

South Cariboo Aquatic Society encouraged by proposed recreation changes Since its inception in 2008, the South Cariboo Aquatic Society (SCAS) has been working towards having a public aquatic centre built in 100 Mile House. The society’s focus so far has been providing public awareness for the need for a pool and the benefits to be gained by such a facility. What has stood in the way of tangible progress is money, which the SCAS envisions coming from taxpayers. There are methodical, and necessary steps, which must be taken to arrive at that point, and while it’s been a long and uneventful five years of waiting for a door of opportunity to open, John Code, SCAS political liaison, is optimistic winds of change may be coming. This month, the Cariboo Regional District will hold public information meetings regarding proposed

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restructuring of South Cariboo recreation, to broaden the definition of recreation services and extend the taxation boundary. The change would allow taxation support for local facilities, including Martin Exeter Hall and 100 Mile Soccer Park. Support for a proposed aquatic centre is not included in the proposal, but possibility exists in a proposed second phase. CRD board chair and Area G Director Al Richmond notes that at the April meetings, people will be asked for their vision for recreation, and what they want to see included. “If the feeling is they want it to go to a referendum, we would proceed to do that, and look at a referendum in the fall.” Richmond says the CRD has been working with the user groups under

current consideration for more than a year and there’s a need to get their house in order with the existing groups before moving on to any others. If public input indicates a pool is within its vision for recreation funding inclusion, he adds it will be acted on at a later time, but only if there is sufficient extension of the existing taxation boundary. “In the next phase, we’ll discuss future possibilities, but right now, we’re taking it cautiously and making sure everyone knows what they’re voting on. We have to be sure everybody understands what is being discussed is funding for current services.” Meanwhile Code says changes can’t come fast enough for the SCAS because his group is losing public interest.

“This has been dragging on for a long time and people are getting discouraged.” He notes an aquatic centre is the one piece of the South Cariboo recreation picture that is missing. “ A pool will be built here one day, and I hope it’s sooner than later. We’re trying to get it to the point we can take it to referendum.” The SCAS would like to see strong attendance at the public meetings, so people can learn about the changes required to maintain existing facilities and for the building of new ones. The society would also like to hear opinions from the public as to whether the SCAS should continue to strive towards attaining an aquatic centre. Comments and suggestions can be directed to Code by contacting him at 250-395-1219.

100 Mile House hockey product Micky Turner was named the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NORPAC) player of the week for the period ending Feb. 24. Turner plays for Bellingham Blazers Junior A team andscored 13 goals and 20 assists during the NORPAC regular season and one goal during playoffs.

HOcKEY cHANgES For the 2013/14 season, Hockey Canada and BC Hockey will introduce the Program of Excellence Gold Standard for the Male Under 17 program. The new system will begin with U16 BC Hockey High Performance Program player evaluation, and proceed to 2012/13 club team evaluation; Pacific Region Camp invitations (23 BC players and 23 Alberta players); Pacific Region Camp in July 2013, in Calgary, Alberta; shortlisted athletes 2013-2014 club team evaluation; Team Pacific named in November 2013; World Hockey Challenge in December 2013; and athletes monitored for Hockey Canada U18 program.


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the back of the net for the Milers and capture the win. Goals recorded earlier in the game were scored by Wolstenholme,

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Primal Electric Milers Atom Development team from 100 Mile House began the spring break playing in a hockey tournament in Summerland. The s e venteam Summerland Credit Union Atom D e v e l o p m e n t Tournament took place March 15-17, and it marked the end of a busy 2012/13 season for the local Atom squad. The Milers saw mixed results in Summerland, recording two wins and three losses, to place fourth overall in the tourney. After suffering three straight defeats to Chilliwack Jr. Bruins, Cloverdale Colts and

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Spencer Haggstrom and Owen Pincott. The season has now ended for the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association.

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• DWB Consulting Services Ltd. • Antle Towing • Safeway • Save-On Foods • Lordco Auto Parts • And volunteers: Joyce Crother & Mina Elsworth

Primal Electric Milers Atom Development team placed fourth at a hockey tournament in Summerland on March 15-17.

Winfield Bruins, the Milers turned their fortunes around in the fourth game, beating Summerland Jets by a score of 5-2.

All five of their goals were scored in the third period, with Ethan Sanders notching a hat trick, and with Nate Wolstenholme adding a

pair of unassisted markers to the tally. The Milers then went on to tangle with the Burnaby WC Bruins in their final game of the

tournament, and at the end of regulation play, the score was knotted at 3-3. It put the game into overtime, during which Sanders tucked one into

Plans for golf season underway Traces of snow can still be seen in many areas of the South Cariboo, but it doesn’t stop people from dreaming of hitting the golf course. Rest assured, plans for the new season are being discussed by the local golf clubs, including the 108 Ladies Golf Club. An executive meeting is scheduled for April 16 and president Lorraine McCaffrey says a start date for the ladies group will be established at that time, but weather will ultimately dictate what happens. She adds tradition has seen them break the ice on the first Sunday in May with a fun game. The club’s regular weekly golf games will be played each Tuesday.

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For more information, contact club captain Gloria Corno at 250-791-0016. The Marmot Ridge Ladies Golf Club meets on April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Marmot Ridge and plans will be made at that time. Caroline Jeffrey assists in organizing the Marmot club and says the golf course normally opens three weeks after the snow has melted, but can’t anticipate when that would be. Jeffrey is also the co-ordinator for the Marmot Ridge Men’s Club and says a date for an organizational meet-

ing has not yet been determined. She can be contacted at 250-395-

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be reached for information about its plans for the season.

FISH REPORT by Jude Dion Exeter Sporting Goods Deka Lake – Lake trout in this lake are hitting on a Canoe spoon and a krill, or a Buzz bomb and worms. Kokanee are going for an FST, Glo hook and maggots. Horse Lake – Burbot are attracted to a Buzz bomb and worms, or a Ruby wiggler and krill. Kokanee will go for a

Gator Spoon, Glo hook and maggots. Bridge Lake – Kokanee are hitting on a Williams wobbler, striper special and maggots, or a Ruby set, Glo hook and maggots. Bob Lake – Kokanee are hitting on a Gator spoon, Glo hook and maggots, or a Ruby-eye wiggler, striper special and either maggots or

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The Ministry of Justice and the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) remind skiers and boarders to respect the ski area boundaries and closure signs. Often referred to as “slackcountry,” slang for terrain outside of ski boundaries that is accessible by chairlift, these areas can pose the same risk and deserve the same respect from skiers and boarders as the backcountry.

It is important those who venture out-of-bounds take all the necessary precautions and that all recreation enthusiasts who choose to do so recognize they are taking some measure of personal risk.

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ard. If you do so, you run the risk of having your lift pass revoked and being fined. Most importantly, you are endangering yourself and others. • If you are thinking of going out of bounds, check in with the resort for the best point of access to the backcountry. • Everyone in a backcountry party needs to be equipped with a shovel, probe and transceiver.

More information on safety equipment is available at www.youtube. com/user/emergencyinfobc. • The CAC strongly recommends all backcountry users take an avalanche awareness course. A list of instructors and courses can be found at www.avalanche.ca/ training. • Snowpack stability changes constantly throughout the winter. Backcountry users need to check

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the avalanche bulletin regularly to keep informed of conditions in their area. Get the most recent bulletin and weather forecasts at www. avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/latest. • Planning ahead is a must – before you head outdoors be sure to leave a trip plan with someone and stick to that plan. For a printable copy of a trip plan, visit www. adventuresmart.ca/trip_safety/ planning.htm.

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On March 23rd, the local Financial Institutions put on a fabulous show, raising just over $10,000. The recipients to be announced shortly.

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Lac la Hache Elementary School students and staff posed with a few of the auction items that will be available at the April 6 dinner/auction fundraiser at the Lac la Hache Community Hall. The graph in the background shows how much they have raised for their year-end field trip.

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By Monika Paterson Lac la Hache Elementary School is hosting its fundraising dinner auction April 6 at the Lac la Hache Community Hall, with the doors opening at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 and the auction beginning at 7. The Lac la Hache Elementary Parents Advisory Council president Jenni Tanner says plans are going very well for this Saturday’s ham dinner and auction fundraiser.

Tickets are selling fast and she notes there is a wide range of auction items available this year. Tanner adds auctioneer Donna Nivison will keep the audience members on their toes. Some of the items up for bid include: an autographed hockey stick from the Kamloops Blazers hockey team; numerous golf packages from the local golf clubs in 100 Mile House, 108 Mile and in Williams

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Lake; several Clearwater whitewater rafting gift certificates; tickets to see the Abbotsford Heat hockey team play, including accommodations and a meal gift certificate; a BC Lions ball cap signed by Travis Lulay; and a one-hour helicopter ride. The $10 pick-of-thehouse draw tickets will open the auction and the winner will be able to pick anything from the live or silent auction tables before the

event begins. There will also be numerous silent auction items available and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are $8 single, $15 couple, or $30 for a family of four or more. Tickets are available at the Lac la Hache Race Trac gas station, the Hungry Bear Diner, Lac la Hache Elementary School and the Pink Tree in 100 Mile House. Contact Tanner for more information at 250-396-4982.

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The 2013 graduating class at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School will light up the catwalk with its Light up the Night PSO Grad Fashion Show on April 11. It’s a fundraiser the students put on each year for their Dry Grad celebration, which is on May 25. The glitzy show will involve 47 students, wearing fashions from local retailers – Class Act Formals, The Log House Western Wear, Outlaw Urban Clothing Co., Chrisdyl Screen Printing, Performance All Terrain and Didi’s. Models will have rehearsal

sessions with their respective retailers and the audience will be amazed at the runway skills students learn in a short time. The event is being organized mainly by the students, and it’s going to be a good night, says adult volunteer Jeanette McCrea. “The kids are really excited about the show.” Snacks will be provided during the evening and there will be door prizes and a bucket raffle. Tickets are $10, and available at the above mentioned retailers, the school and at the door. The show starts at 7 p.m. and takes place in the PSO gymnasium.

cancer affects everyone. The day isn’t just about Five years ago Alaina the fundraising, but it’s Fryer was asked by a also the support availRelay for Life committee able to cancer patients member (and co-work- and their families. It’s er) if she would like to important to her that join the compeople with mittee. cancer know New to the they will be community supported, and from Campbell that they are not River, Fryer alone. agreed thinking “This year’s it would be fun, committee is and a good way really passionAlAinA Fryer to meet people. ate and wants Now, she is to be involved. the co-ordinator for the They want to give 100 Mile Relay for Life their ideas and be Committee and Alaina heard and get things in says she is really excited motion. about this year’s com“There’s a new energy mittee and the plans for to the group. People the relay. want this to succeed in Fryer says she wants this town.” people to see what they Fryer says she loves do and why because being involved with the

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Relay for Life and adds it is now part of who she is. As it is with other long-term committee members, this continued commitment helps give a face and a name to the committee within the community. Everyone is encouraged to come to Centennial Park, have an upbeat day and celebrate the successful side of cancer – people who have won their battle and are living, she notes. A lot of volunteer

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to do. With the slow death of the penny, Highway 24/Interlakes Lions is asking residents to donate their pennies to the Pennies for Diabetes cause. Donation boxes are at Bridge Lake Store, and Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge at Interlakes Corner. Our Lions and the children will appreciate your donation. Free smoke alarms Through an initiative of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., Interlakes Volunteer

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are unable to purchase or install smoke alarms themselves. The smoke alarms will be supplied at no charge, and if installation is required, IVFD members will install them. Leave a message at 250-593-4665 to arrange for an alarm and/or its installation. BLCS news • Bridge Lake Community School (BLCS) is offering Fashion Art for Intermediate Girls at 3:15 p.m. on April 15. • A second crossstitch class is offered at

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tudents at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) who are interested in pursuing a future in firefighting can now get a solid start as part of their curriculum. This year, the school began offering its newly developed course – the Junior Structural Firefighter Program. It’s 120 hours of intensive training in the basic theories of structural firefighting strategies and how to apply them; fire scene and apparatus safety; communications; fire behaviour; fire tools and

rescue. Students finish the course with basic firefighter certification, which is recognized at any fire hall as an entry level requirement. John Murray, a teacher at the school and a volunteer firefighter with the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department, instructs the course and was also the driving force in having it approved by the school board. He’s a qualified instructor who trains his students to the National Fire Protection Association standards, using College of the Rockies curriculum. Murray underwent specialized training for his certification, which spanned five weekends and was done on his own time. As part of the course, students undergo forest wildfire training through the Wildfire Management Branch of the Ministry of Forests (MOF) and will finish with S100 Fire Suppression certification. It’s the minimum requirement for wildfire fighting. Students are also given the opportunity to challenge the ministry’s physical exam, which is a mandatory requirement for acceptance by the MOF as a firefighting crew member. The PSO program training is rigorous, with half the time spent in the classroom and the other half doing hands-on exercises. The physical component is done wearing full turnout gear and Murray compares it to working out in a parka with your face covered with a rubber mask. One of the exercises is entanglement training and it has students dressed in heavy turnout gear, with an air tank strapped to their back, and breathing apparatus covering their face. A blindfold is put over their head and they are sent squirming on their belly through a tangle of wires which simulate a collapsed ceiling, Murray says.

Ashley O’Connor suits up for class in her firefighter turnout gear.

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“We train for the worst-case scenario. They learn to do everything as would be expected in a real situation. If you trained at any fire hall, you’d be doing the exact same thing.” Murray says the program has received great support from local volunteer fire departments, and it’s a win-win situation for both parties. Departments in Lac la Hache, 100 Mile House and 108 Mile Ranch have each donated equipment, including dated turnout gear and surplus helmets. Some training is also done in the 100 Mile House FireRescue hall, using its equipment. In turn, 100 Mile and 108 Mile departments have each gained one junior firefigther, while the Forest Grove department has three, Watch Lake/North Green Lake has one each from the program, Murray explains. “The halls are really enthusiastic. Every hall in the area, pretty well, is looking for new recruits.” Murray has a total of 33 students enrolled in the program, and they are split between two classes. The group

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Students are blind-folded for some of their training exercises to simulate low visibility conditions they may face while fighting a fire.

includes half a dozen girls, which, he says, is nice to see. “Some of the best firefighters are women. The sector has been male-dominated, but it’s changing.” Grade 11 student Kim Rottluff is one of the females taking the course, and she says it’s challenging. She was too afraid to do the entanglement exercise the first time it was presented to the class, but Murray eased her

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through it the next day. “When I first put on the air mask, I was so scared. I thought I would cry, but I did it the next time. This course has been hard, but I’ve learned to overcome my fears.” The athletic Rottluff initially signed up for the course to help herself keep fit, while in the back of her mind

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is a desire to work on a forest firefighting crew at some point. She is surprised at how much fun the class has been. “It’s exceeded my expectations. I like the hands-on training.” Grade 12 student Michael Buschlen is a junior volunteer firefighter at the Forest Grove fire department

and plans to pursue structural firefighting as a career following graduation from PSO. “It’s something I

love. It’s fascinating. My uncle was a forest firefighter and he’s definitely a role model for me. I respect him.” Buschlen says he has enjoyed the physical training and notes it keeps him in shape. “You have to be pretty fit to do this.” He adds taking the course has bolstered his confidence and prepared him for the next step. Murray says the class is open to all students, but it’s a lot of work and many don’t stick it out. He’s seen character development and confidence levels rise in those who do. As part of the program, each student must do 30 hours of community service, as a way of paying back for the support they receive through the community. Murray says the program would not have been successful without the outside help it has received.

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Parkside ropes in Genevieve Amy and ‘A New Rodeo’ shy away from the need for detail, which once ruled her style. “It’s a big change, and it’s very liberating.” The shift in thinking has drawn her to explore abstract painting for the first time in her life, and she’s excited about it. “I’m really enjoying that. It’s a different way of thinking about why I’m painting.” Her show at Parkside is a timeline of her artistic progression from watercolour to abstract, and snapshots of the things in life she admires most. Expect to see country landscapes, trees, flowers, and even goddesses, which reflect her spiritual side. Prior to moving from Port Coquitlam to the Cariboo, Amy practised aromatherapy and reiki, the metaphysical form of healing with the hands.

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The work of Genevieve Amy, spotlighting her love of the natural beauty which surrounds her, is featured at Parkside Art Gallery until April 18. “A New Rodeo” is not her first show, but as the name implies, it’s new ground and a new set of circumstances. Amy has been a resident of Deka Lake since 2009, and it’s where she draws much of her inspiration. Sweeping skyscapes, which are her everyday view, enthral her, and are the focal point of many of her paintings. With no formal artistic training, Amy forged her own way, trying different mediums before settling on watercolours. “In my late forties, I realized that to be good, I had

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The work of Genevieve Amy, A New Rodeo, is the feature show at Parkside Art Gallery until April 18.

to concentrate on one thing, and I went to watercolours.” She worked from photographs, and her work was

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Her love of horses was part of the draw to the Cariboo, and they show up frequently in her paintings. Sometimes they are not so obvious, but if one looks carefully at any of Amy’s paintings, they will find hidden images worked into the swirls of line and colour. To see her paintings on show in the openness of the gallery is more than exciting for Amy. “I was just stunned speechless about seeing my pictures hanging in the gallery. It makes them look so different. I’m thrilled.” Amy’s work is displayed in the foyer, main gallery and in a portion of the hallway and can be viewed during gallery hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave in 100 Mile House.

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A group is developing a 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund with money raised several years ago when its local school was shut down. When the 70 Mile Elementary School was closed, Gail Moseley says there was money remaining in the school’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) fund and 70 Mile Trackers (ski club) fund. “It was determined that this money should be used to benefit the residents and former residents of the catchment area that the school had served – Watch Lake, Green Lake, Pressy Lake, 70 Mile and surrounding areas.” Memorial funds, donations by individu-

als and businesses and fundraising efforts have since increased the fund to more than $5,000, she explains. “We will apply this spring for a matching grant through the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT),” Moseley says, adding further fund matching will be applied for in 2014. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 and have it matched, thereby generating enough revenue every year to offer a bursary or two, or a bursary and a grant, to benefit a community project in our area ‘forever more’. “To that end, the 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund was established to enhance the social/economic welfare of the community through offering a

bursary to provide support for education and skills development.” While its primary mandate is to offer an annual bursary to support continuing education, she explains a secondary mandate, if and when funds are sufficient, is to provide grants to local organizations. “We encourage residents of the area, former students, and parents or grandparents of former students to support this to make a lasting legacy for our area, a lasting memory of our school.” Moseley notes the fund can be added to at any time, but this is an opportunity to have donations doubled through a matching grant. “In order to qualify for this NDIT grant, we

need a show the support from community groups, businesses and individuals.” Meanwhile, the money has gone into trust at the Kamloops Foundation, she adds. “It was decided to invest the money through a community foundation. The funds are held and invested by the foundation so the annual returns can be used for bursaries and grants in perpetuity.” Donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt. Donations can be sent directly to the Kamloops Foundation, PO Box 15, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y1, dropped

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off at the Foundation office at #300-350 Lansdowne St., or given to any of the committee members listed below. “Please make sure that you indicate your donation is to go to the 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund, as they do manage many funds. And, thank you to all who have already donated.” For further information, or to volunteer, call Robin Rusaw at 250456-7707, Sue Wheeler at 250-456-2138, Sally Watson at 250-456-2423 or Gail Moseley at 250456-7528. The first bursary is being offered this spring.

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• April 3-30 – Artist Carolyne Herperger is featured at Showcase Gallery with Around the Cariboo – a show of her acrylic paintings depicting recognizable scenes from throughout the South Cariboo. • April 4 – Folk singer Karla Adolphe performs at the Youth Zone, with songs of hope and comfort for those going through the grieving process, from her Honeycomb Tombs album. Tickets $15 in advance at Donex and www.karlaadolphe.ca, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30. • April 6 – Lac la Hache Elementary School PAC dinner/auction, 6 p.m. at Lac la Hache Community Hall. Tickets are $8 single, $15 couple and $30 family of four or more, and available at Pink Tree Thrift Store, Lac la Hache Food Mart and Hungry Bear Restaurant. Doors open at 5 p.m. • April 7 – Bridge Lake Photo Group has its Fifth Annual Photo Exhibition at Bridge Lake Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. • April 11 – Grad Fashion Show at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School gymnasium, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the school, Class Act Formals, The Log House Western Wear, Outlaw Urban Clothing Co., Chrisdyl Screen Printing, Performance All Terrain, Didi’s and at the door. • April 13 – World champion Elvis tribute artist Steve Elliot performs the sacred songs of Elvis in his own His Hand in Mine – Gospel Concert. Tickets are $20 at Donex, Didi’s and 108 Mile Supermarket. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7. • April 13 – 100 Mile Twirlers 57th Anniversary Dance at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre, with square dancing from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-rounds start at 2 p.m. Admission, $5, which includes luncheon. Register by April 6 by contacting John Tutte at 250-395-3380 or Vic Green at 250-593-4115. • April 15-26 – 100 Mile Festival of the Arts with speech and dramatic arts, vocal, piano, instrumental and band performances at Martin Exeter Hall. Performances run each day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • April 20 – Hootenanny Cafe variety show, featuring music, dance and the spoken word, takes place at Forest Grove Community Hall, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $7 and children under 12 get in free. Snacks and refreshments available.

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Notice of Public Meetings

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee is hosting a series of presentations and public meetings to discuss 2013/2014 Regional Strategic Planning Issues within the Cariboo Regional District 100 Mile House: Williams Lake: Quesnel: WHO:

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The 100 Mile Twirlers will celebrate 57 years as a square dance club on April 13 at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre.

Former Twirlers invited to dance Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

There are few clubs around that can boast more than 50 years of existence and members of the 100 Mile Twirlers square dance club are proud to be marking its º57th anniversary this year. To celebrate the accomplishment, they’ve planned the 100 Mile Twirlers 57th Anniversary Dance at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on April 13. All current and former Twirlers club members are invited to dance, reminisce, reconnect with old friends and enjoy a few added surprises. “We’ve had a lot of people go through the club,” Twirlers vicepresident John Tutte says, adding the dance

will be somewhat of a big reunion. Among the most long-standing members is Dave Abbs who has served as the club’s caller since the beginning. Abbs and his wife, Beverly, will be there to help mark the occasion, as will Norman Cox, British Columbia S quare Dance and Round Dance Federation president. The club is very appreciative of Abbs’ dedication over the years, notes Tutte. “Nobody can remember a time when he was ever late. He calls quickly and keeps us on our toes.” Pre-rounds begin at 2 p.m. and square dancing goes from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A catered luncheon follows, and people will have a chance to browse through old club photos and other memorabilia.

The cost to attend is $5 and proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity. Those wishing to attend must notify the club by April 6 by

contacting Tutte at 250-395-3380, or by e-mail to djvall@shaw. ca. People can also call Vic Green at 250-59341156, or e-mail him at dancer@100mile.net.

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Mile Community Hall. Doors open at noon and play starts at 1 pm. The registration fee is $50, and lunch and supper are available for $10. To register, call Vic at 250-456-2321.

Derby correction The report on the Dusty Rose Fishing Derby contained an error, as the registrations were 109 and not 59 as

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Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Non-self-employed persons with a 2012 income under $40,000, who wish to have their income tax done on April 6, should call BLCS at 250-593-4351 to make an appointment. • BLCS Book Club meets at 1.30 p.m. on April 6 to discuss La’s Orchestra by A. McCall Smith. Call 250-5932264 for venue. • Bridge Lake Photo Group’s Fifth Annual Exhibition: Bridge Lake School, April 7 from

1 to 4p.m. There is no admission charge and all are welcome to enjoy the show and refreshments. • BLCS meets 7 p.m., April 8 at the school BLCS. • Birding walk: 7:30 a.m., April 10. Phone Wendy Marshall at 250593-2327 by 6 p.m. the previous night if you wish to participate. • Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., April 10 at Deka Fire Hall. • Interlakes Snowmobile Club meets at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge on April 10.

previous reported. The number of fish caught was 25, which is down from previously years. This is because there are no longer prizes for first fish or smallest fish. As a result, only larger fish are being caught and smaller fish are left in the lake.

Bingo slated The next 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MH VFD) bingo will be held April 11 at the Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC). Doors open at 6 p.m., play starts at 7. The g-ball pot continues to grow. For more details, call Vic at 250-456-2321. SMAC news The Seventy Mile Access Centre will hold a general meeting on

April 10 at 10 a.m. at the centre, and everyone is welcome. The annual general meeting will be held April 13 at noon at the centre. Everyone is welcome, but only members can vote. 70MHVFD news The 70MHVFD sent five members to an Emergency Scene Management training course at Lone Butte. Those attending reported the course was very informative. Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola bookmobile will be in the area on April 4. It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m., and at the 70 Mile General Store, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Dear Canimites: Well, it’s Sun City here in the tri-lakes area of Canim, Mahood and Hawkins. Flowers sprout in the many gardens, as prudent horticulturists set their defences against the deer sneaking in with visions of tender shoots dancing in their heads. Gardening guru Ken Bourne earned raves for his presentation to the Community Club on organic gardening and the use of biochar, the charcoal soil conditioner, which when steeped with fertilizer tea, does wonders for the garden’s health. Nineteen people attended the talk, with Ken answering questions for a couple of hours. Using a raisedbed system, his 100 tomato plants produce around 600 pounds of the fruit, much of which is given away. Ken is not new to this field by any means. He had a garden centre in England before coming to Canada as an adult. Lupins – our export Speaking of flowers, I noticed an article about lupins in the Atlantic Canada magazine Saltscapes, July/August 2012 edition. Apparently someone in British Columbia took some of the flowers to Prince Edward Island (PEI) years back, and when the plants lifted their heads and got a whiff of the sea-breeze coming across the rich red soil, they dug in with a smile and started taking over the place. They are now officially a noxious weed there. However, they have

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Ken Bourne, back middle, had lunch with some of the people who attended his recent talk about gardening and the use of biochar. The event was held in Margo’s Cabin.

become so iconic along the roadsides and seaside meadows the government has given up hope of eradicating them, and has instead begun to look at their possible uses. Apparently lupins are toxic to insects and fungi, and as a member of the bean family, fix nitrogen in the soil. This makes them a candidate as a rotation crop for PEI spuds. Experts also see them as a possible “source for pesticides, green manure, biodiesel fuel, and products with nutritional or medicinal value.” Recreation facilities Recreational services and facilities for 100 Mile House and area are coming up for a “re-

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think” by the Cariboo Regional District. CRD Area H Director Margo Wagner says the first part of the process is an important consultation with folks about some proposed changes. The meeting will take place at the Forest Grove Community Hall on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Senior services Another effort is underway to examine the services available to seniors. Kimberly Vance is working in collaboration with the South Cariboo Community Planning Council and the District of 100 Mile House on the agefriendly designation of 100 Mile.  She says an important piece to the project is to gather

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Bits and bites • Dirk and Sylvia Schumacher were visiting Robert Mayer as they closed up their home on Canim Lake and handed the keys to the new owners. The couple now live near Freiburg, Germany in the Black Forest, close to Sylvia’s daughter. They have stored their truck and camping trailer here, and we’ll be seeing them again in the summers. • The community club has struck a committee of Lizzie Sarkozy, Dolores Angell and Yvette Stark to organize the speaker series for next year. If you have any ideas for subjects you would like to hear about, please contact one of them. • I’d like to know more about the edible mushrooms of the area. I’d also like to know the whereabouts of Lynne Baker’s favourite huckleberry picking place, but I think that’s classified. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.

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Couple instrumental in renewing interest in darts in Forest Grove FOREST GROVE

extends from 70 Mile to Mackenzie. She carries her darts in a holster on her right hip where she can reach them easily. She has become known in darts circles as Quick Draw, which is embroidered on her favourite shirts. The Leblancs can be reached at 250-7917348.

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Ruth Leblanc grew up in a small village in Quebec and she began playing darts over 40 years ago at the Legion in Sherbrooke. Ruth and a friend played in tournaments in the Eastern Townships and in the United States. She became such a good player that she qualified for a national darts tournament in Halifax. Later, she moved to Brampton, Ont., where she played darts four nights a week. Eventually, the business she worked for transferred her to Vancouver, and for years, she was too busy to play. Ruth suffered a stroke in 1998 that affected her left side, her left arm in particular. The disability did not dampen her enthusiasm for darts. Eleven years ago she and her husband, Rene, retired to 108 Mile Ranch. Her old passion for darts took hold and she had to get back in the game. Rene had never played darts before, but soon he was as involved as Ruth. They started playing at the Farrier Neighbourhood Pub, where the owner dusted off the dart boards for them. Then one Sunday they heard the Forest

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Grove Legion happened to be open so they decided to drop in and have a look. “We just fell in love with the place,” Ruth says. “Everyone was so friendly, especially Clarence Larson. He made strangers feel so welcome. “Later we were at Williams Lake in a darts tournament and they gave us their old dart boards. Sylvia Collier, the Forest Grove Legion president, had a space cleared for the boards.” Since then, darts have become a popular part of Saturday afternoons at the Legion. The building has been renovated with the main room redone to accommodate enough dart boards for tournament play. Last year, a Legion Circuit Tournament

was held with 56 players taking part. “We were so proud of Tom Timleck who came up with all the ideas. People were saying how beautiful the room is,” Ruth says. The Leblancs have been busy organizing another Legion Circuit Tournament to be held on April 13. Players from Logan Lake, Ashcroft, Lillooet, 100 Mile, Merritt, Quesnel and Kamloops will participate. “Forest Grove is known as a great place to come to a tournament,” Ruth says, adding the potluck dinner put on by the Grovers is part of the attraction. This year, she and Rene have arranged for accommodations for players in town, parking

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space for campers in the Grove and have enlisted designated drivers to help out. Rene and Ruth are proud of the role they have played in renewing an interest in darts in Forest Grove. Ruth has an additional involvement in darts. She is the darts co-ordinator for Area 9, which

Entertainers needed The organizers of the Hootenanny Cafes held regularly at the Forest Grove Community Hall invite anyone who would like to perform at the cafes to give them a call. Variety is the spice of life which is certainly true of Hootenanny Cafe performances. Music, dance and the spoken word – there are so many kinds of entertainment and so many talented people in the Cariboo. The next cafe is on April 20 at 7 p.m. For information or to participate, contact Steve and Astrid at 250397-4103, or e-mail astridandstevemusic@ gmail.com.

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er co-operated with the hunt and many children went home with a basket full of treats. Thanks so much to the Lone Butte Community Association and Mary Carter for organizing the event. O.U.T. active The Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) gals are in full swing as they meet on the first and third Tuesday mornings at the hall for some crafting chatter and yummy treats. Give Pat McKay a call at 250-395-2114 to find out more.

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Spring has sprung, and with it, the sun has been shining brightly with some heat, birds have been singing their spring melodies, and the white ground is being rapidly replaced with the colour of Cariboo earth. As we slip and slide through the mud and step on those ice covered puddles in the morning, we anxiously look forward to the arrival of new life, colourful flowers and the colour green. Spring craft and flea market With the arrival of the warmer weather, comes Lone Butte’s first flea market and craft sale of the year. The community hall will be bustling with activity as crafters and collectors will be selling their wares to customers April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., so come out and do some treasure hunting. Give Pat McKay a call at 250-295-2114 or Audrey Burnell-Higgs at 250-395-4206 if you are interested in a renting a table for $10. First responder training Congratulations goes out to Krystal Parry and Amy Brice as they recently completed the First Responder 3 courses for their position in the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department team. It’s always great when members of the community step up to the plate to give of their own time to support this or any other volunteer organization.

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100 MILE q The South Cariboo Sustainability Society will be holding its annual general meeting on April 8 at the 100 Mile United Church. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., and meeting starts at 6:30. All are welcome! For more information, phone 250791-1901. 100 MILE q Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre is hosting ‘Pre-Natal in a Day’ at the centre (1 – 486 Birch Ave., beside Home Hardware) April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-Registration is required by calling 250-395-5155. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch

The Calendar Library is hosting Toddler Time for children 18-36 months on Wednesdays, 10-10:20 a.m. Preregistration is required; call 250395-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE q Dads & Tots Nite is for dads, uncles and grandfathers with children newborn up to six years of age. It promotes the importance of fathers in parenting children. The next session is scheduled for the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gymnasium on April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 250-3955155 for information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information call Glenna at 250395-3361. 100 MILE q Parents Helping Parents meetings focus on complex

behavioural issues, such as FASD, ADHD, Autism and ODD, and are being held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, #1 - 486 Birch Ave. The free drop-in sessions start today (April 3) and run every second Wednesday until June 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 250-395-5155. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at BJ’s Donuts & Eatery at 305 Birch Ave. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550. 100 MILE q Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, #1 - 486 Birch Ave., is hosting the Noboby’s Perfect Parenting Workshops every Tuesday in April from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This free, drop-in workshop was developed to give parents a safe place to meet with other parents with similar interests and concerns. For more information, call 250-395-5155. 100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre.

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to volunteer, call 250-395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446. BRIDGE LAKE q StrongStart at Bridge Lake School on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call Kristina at 250791-9294, or the school at 250593-4674. GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte

Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information. LAC LA HACHE q Branch 1689 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the OAPO Hall (Pioneer Centre) at 4822 Clarke St., from 8:30-10:30. Visitors (preteens, teens and adults – male and female) are always welcome. LONE BUTTE q O.U.T. (Other Unusual Talents) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. For more information, call Pat at 250-3952114 or Audrey at 250-395-4206. WILLIAMS LAKE q The Williams Lake Field Naturalists are hosting their annual fundraising banquet on April 5, with award-winning teacher, broadcaster, author and videographer Briony Penn as guest speaker. The pre-dinner social starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 in McKinnon Hall, St. Andrew’s United Church, 100 Huckvale Pl. Adult tickets are $35; 16 and under are $15. They’re available at Open Book or from Williams Lake Field Naturalists members.

100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is holding its Third Annual Welcome Baby Party at 100 Mile Community Hall on April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a children’s clothing swap, so donations of gently used children’s clothing – babies to 12 years – as well as baby items, maternity clothing, etc., are needed. Donations can be dropped off at the CFEC office, #1 - 486 Birch Ave., or arrangements for pick up can be made by calling 250-3955155. 100 MILE q The Monday Seniors Bowling League goes every Monday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at The Bowling Alley. Everyone 55 years and older is welcome. For more information, contact Laurrene Duff-Bailey at 250-7916400. 100 MILE TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250-395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information.

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The beautiful spring weather on Easter long weekend found Sherri Cook enjoying a nice walk with her granddaughter Shayla Bachmier in Lone Butte.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish

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100 Mile Curling Club member Michael Nielsen was pretty excited with his new broom, signed by all of the Kevin Martin curling team members who won Olympic gold in 2010. Nielsen won the broom while competing with his 100 Mile House team at the recent 2013 Juvenile Curling Championships in Prince George.


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Don’t miss the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show April 27-28, 2013 9am-5pm daily NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere Over 100 booths & displays to peruse. Music, concessions, giveaways. A full lineup of feature speakers: including Dr. Art Hister. Free draws every hour. $5/adult, $3/stud. or senior, children 12 & under Free. Vendor and Expo info at: www.ruralexpobarriere.com

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Full-time position. Requires FSR, TQ & Class B tickets. Refrigeration an asset. Competitive wage. Fax or email resumes to: 250-396-4110 troy@countryprime.com

WANTED: Part time cleaning lady required for Fawn Lake Resort. Mid April to October. Must be available to work weekends. Please call 250593-4654.

Trades, Technical GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Services

Counselling TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. Confidential and free of charge. Interior Crisis Line Network Call Toll Free 1-888-353-CARE (2273) www.heretohelp.bc.ca www.YouthinBC.com www/mindcheck.ca

Therapy Groups ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

Career Opportunities

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #18 - 208 8th Street. Tuesdays, 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

Help Wanted IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277.

KINGSGATE EXCAVATING

Receptionist required. Must have good communication skills, bookkeeping and payroll experience, be computer literate and have a valid drivers license. Prefer someone with a construction background. Apply with resume and include references by: fax 250-395-2341 email ceckg@shaw.ca or in person 980 Alpine Street

Help Wanted

Now Hiring at CPM

Financial Services

Full-time positions available in Production, Packaging, Sanitation & Maintenance to help make quality, federally-inspected Pepperoni. Fax or email resumés to: 250-396-4110 sylvia@countryprime.com

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Career Opportunities

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Help Wanted

Looking for a lasting career with opportunities for growth and advancement? Due to rapid expansion throughout BC, we are currently seeking

STORE MANAGERS ASSISTANT MANAGERS AND AND MANAGERS IN TRAINING

If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environmwent, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package. Please send resume by email to patti@christys.ca mitch@christys.ca OR Fax to 250-275-6707

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER RESOURCES Part-time Position Job Summary: Reporting to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society Board of Directors, the Program Director/Manager of Volunteer Resources oversees all aspects of the work of the Society in the 100 Mile House area and manages volunteer resources for the Society. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have the background to manage a busy volunteer program, experience in providing hospice and/or bereavement service, and ability to develop and manage a program budget. Deadline for application: Friday, April 26, 2013 Cover letter and resumé may be submitted by mail to: 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society Bag 399 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0

JOB FINDER For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us.

• Licensed Automotive Technician • Mechanic • Tire Technician • Gas Jockeys • Class 1 Driver • Grounds Worker • Caregiver • Typesetter/Designer • Mobile Phlebotomist • Draftsman/Estimator • Supervisor/Bartender • Server/Bartender • Servers

• Cooks • Kitchen Hand/Dishwasher • Dining Room Server • Pizza Cook/Pizza Driver • Realtor Assistant • Red Cross Swimming Instructor • Sales Clerk • Ranch Hand • Front Desk Clerk • Carpenters/Apprentices/Labourers • Sales/Warehouse clerk • Barber/Hair Stylist

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE.

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In Memoriam Gifts

Services

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Memorial Donations

Legal Services

Feed & Hay

Pets

Misc. for Sale

80LB square bales of alfalfa orchard grass Hillpoint Farms. 250-791-6652. SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126 SMALL square bales, no rain. Barn stored. Call 250-3952291, or Cell 250-395-0886.

YORKIEPOO PUPPIES: $875, hpyoallergenic, nonshedding, shots. 7/8 Yorkie, 1/8 Poodle. 250-791-6289.

CANADIAN Solar panels 230W $263 New!! limited. 250-392-7119, info@solareagle.com

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital.

Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, flooring, finishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533

Drywall LAC LA HACHE Drywall Services Prices to suit - top work to boot

John Paterson 250-396-7615

Painting & Decorating CARIBOO PAINTING SERVICES and repairs. Residential and commercial. Fully insured. Chris 250-644-4033.

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to see pictures.

Merchandise for Sale

Livestock

Firearms

Exotic Animal & Bird Auction Sunday April 7, 11:30 a.m. 4071 McLean Rd., Quesnel Already consigned feeder pigs, steel gates, chicken wire horse track. Accepting all animals and related items. Phone B.C. Auctions 250-9922459 or 250-983-1239 FOR SALE: angus cross bull, 13 months old. 250-395-0623

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Pet Services CARIBOO CANINE CENTER Basic dog obedience classes. Registration 11 am, Sat. April 6, 2013 at Centennial Park, 100 Mile. $110. Kay Gibson 250-397-2670.

Pets

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12” to 48”. $140 per cord. Free delivery. Chris, 250-7063043. Stacking Avail. HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

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Auctions

Garage Sales

Auctions

Misc. for Sale

HOME PHONE reconnect. Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: www.homephonereconnect.ca RUDD propane furnace. 90,000 BTU. $500. 250-3952154. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

DIRECTORY ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $38.84 PER WEEK (PLUS HST) - 12 WEEK CONTRACT

TOP SOIL

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at: www.pioneersteel.ca

AVAILABLE SOON Depending on weather. Pickup load or delivery

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or see us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

KINGSGATE EXCAVATING

Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. NEW HOURS: Sat. 9am-1pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Garage Sales

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LARGE EQUIPMENT FLEET to handle most jobs

• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements

250-395-2311 982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

250-395-2447 Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

MACHINERY SALE

Saturday, April 6th • 8:30 am

Consignments wanted & accepted until 3 pm Friday, April 5th

FLEA MARKET every Friday at the 108 Mall 11am - 4pm To book a table call Brenda 250-396-7144

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

250-546-9420

903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C.

•Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Toy Haulers • Truck Campers • Tent Trailers • Cargo Trailers • Utility & Equipment Trailers

• Sales • Service & Repairs • Parts & Accessories • Secure Storage 5430 INDUSTRIAL FLATS RD. Open 6 days a 100 MILE HOUSE week! (At Hwy 97 & 24)

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Professional Services

250-395-3090

Our Team Delivers!

250-791-5295 • READY-MIX CONCRETE • PUMP TRUCKS • • FORM RENTALS • CONCRETE BLOCKS • • CRUSHED AGGREGATE PRODUCTS •

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Real Estate

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Rentals

Rentals

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For Sale By Owner

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Suites, Upper

Legal Notices

MOBILE in 103 Trailer Park: 3 bdrm, $10,000. 250-395-9013 NEED TO SELL due to health reasons: 1600 sq. ft. home plus full basement on 10 acres overlooking 103 Lake. Serious enquiries: 250-395-4602.

Mobile Homes & Parks NICE, CLEAN 2-3 bdrms, 1160 sq. ft. F/S. #29 in 103 Mile Trailer Park. Asking $42,000. 250-395-4602. RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

Townhouses

EXCELLENT location! Large commercial unit avail for rent immediately, suitable for retail/light mfg. Approx 1380 sq ft, Pls call 250-808-7722 for details

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BEDROOM mobile home near 100 Mile, backs on to park, new water filter system and appliances, completely renovated. $650/mo. Call Bill or Dianne 250-395-3178.

www.100milefreepress.net Homes for Rent

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION South Cariboo Branch

CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Other Areas AMERICA’S BEST Buy! 20 acres, only $99/mo! $0 down, no credit checks, money back guarantee. Owner financing. West Texas, beautiful mountain views! Free color brochure 1-800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Drew

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168 PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

Commercial/ Industrial 4-BAY garage & retail space for rent or lease, on Exeter Road in 100 Mile House. Approx 5000 sq.ft. $2500 per month. Avail. now. 250-396-7334

ABOVE GROUND: new, bright 1 bdrm, all utilities incl, high spd internet, laundry & full sat. pkg. $700/mth. 250-395-3906 or 250-706-3906

1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224.

2 BDRM Duplex, large carport, minutes to 100 Mile. NP. $650/mon includes snow removal. 250-396-4070. 2 BDRM mobile on Scott Rd. 4 Appl. Oil heat. $525/mon plus deposit. 250-397-2083. 3 BDRM duplex in 100 Mile on quiet street, backs on to Crown Land. $750/mon. plus DD & Ref. 250-397-2182. 3 Bdrm log home at 108 Mile, 2 baths. $1100/mon plus utilities. Dog okay. Avail. May 1st. 250-457-7125. EXECUTIVE family home on 108. 3 bdrm, 3 baths, lg. family room, 2 fireplaces, beautiful view on lg. lot. $960/mon + utilities. Ref. Req. Avail. April 1st. Call 250-791-6534. LOWER HALF of newer house. 93 Mile. Separate entrance, 2 bdrms, beautiful oak kitchen, in-floor heating, appliances, includes utilities. $675. 250-459-7771. Avail. immed. MAY 1ST: Lakefront 2 bdrm house. 30 mins. drive to 100 Mile. Ref. N/S. $700/mon. 250-593-4641.

Transportation

Auto Financing

Now Available

FOR RENT

in the South Cariboo Business Centre High-traffic professional centre will bring business to you!

• Several small office spaces 156 sq. ft. to 600 sq. ft. (some are furnished, one with private washroom) ALSO • Larger office space 2,835 sq. ft. ideal for clinic, etc. (2 washrooms, kitchen) ALSO • Restaurant for rent. (could be used for other purposes) 800 sq. ft. ALL AT REASONABLE RENT Please contact Konrad Schmid-Meil

250-395-2233 Konrad@schmid-meil.com

Shared Accommodation

RENOVATED house in Lac La Hache: 2 bdrm up, 2 bdrm down, 2 full baths. N/G heat, new furnace, hot water tank, appl. $900/mon. plus utilities. DD req. 250-396-7334

HOME to Share Lone Butte/Bridge Lake 10ac Hobby Farm. For mature clean responsible person, must like animals. Price negotiable. References required. Bruce 250-945-4363 brucericher@xplornet.ca

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Winnifred Mary Semple, formerly of 555 Cedar Street, 100 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2E0, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the Executor, James Russell Weatherdon at 20462 - 70 Ave., Langley, B.C., V2Y 1S9, on or before April 26, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

FREE SCRAP CAR PICK UP*

250-395-1141

100mileautoparts@telus.net *Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

Recreational/Sale

How to make your car disappear‌ CALL

250-395-2219 Recreational/Sale

CAMPER & TRUCK for SALE 1994 Ford F-250 4x2 Pickup With 1988 Bigfoot 9.5 ft Camper

Moving Or Starting A New Business? COMMERCIAL, RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-10,000 sq. ft. Call Maureen at

MUST SELL. Both for $9,500 or truck for $4,500 and Camper $5,500 (Fits pickups with 65 inch tailgate opening)

250-395-0462

L & A Development Corp.

For more info or to view, call Helmut at

250-593-2332 or 250-644-6555

The Deal Just Got SWEETER! Sell your vehicle in the Free Press and Cariboo Connector classiďŹ eds

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KAYAK: Brand new 10’ recreational kayak. 2 high quality paddles, life jacket, 50’ line, anchor $900. 250-395-1199.

ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $38.84 PER WEEK (PLUS HST) - 12 WEEK CONTRACT

Located off Exeter Rd. Past Tim-Br Mart on McDermid Rd. 100 Mile House, BC

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2006 DODGE Grande Caravan, 190,000km, summer and winter tires, brand new windshield, $4800. 250-395-9126.

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Carbon offsets ‘not credible,’ auditor says

By Tom Fletcher Black Press

Two carbon capture projects that were the largest beneficiaries of British Columbia’s multi-million-dollar “carbon neutral government” program did not provide credible carbon offsets for emissions from government operations, Auditor General John Doyle concludes. In a report released March 27, Doyle said a West Kootenay forest reserve called Darkwoods and a flaring elimination project by EnCana Corp. at its Fort Nelson natural gas operations accounted for nearly 70 per cent of carbon credits paid by the government’s agency, the Pacific Carbon Trust. “Encana’s project

was projected to be more financially beneficial to the company than its previous practices, regardless of offset revenue, while the Darkwoods property was acquired without offsets being a critical factor in the decision,” Doyle’s report states. “In industry terms, they would be known as ‘free riders’ – receiving revenue ($6 million between the two) for something that would have happened anyway.” Darkwoods, a 55,000-hectare property near Kootenay Lake, was purchased as a forest reserve by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2008. Doyle notes the decision to buy the land was made in 2006, and a carbon offset feasibility study was not complet-

ed until January 2009. EnCana’s project diverted gas from flares to drilling. The audit found that “the company started the project in 2008 and had already converted many gas wells by the time they met with the Pacific Carbon Trust in 2009,” and the offset payments were not a factor in the decision to proceed. B.C.’s “carbon neutral government” initiative has been controversial since it was launched as part of former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate change program in 2008. Provincial and local governments, health authorities and school districts were required to buy carbon offset credits equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from their buildings and vehicles,

Loggers get tax break, bailout fund

Logging contractors compensated for loss of work when the B.C. Liberal government bought back forest tenure from big timber companies 10 years ago will get nearly $10 million in federal tax repaid to them, Premier Christy Clark announced recently. Speaking to the Truck Loggers’ Association (TLA) convention, Clark said the tax break was agreed to by federal finance officials after the latest plea from B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong. The tax bill for 300 logging contractors has been a sore point for the industry since the province undertook a sweeping reorganization of Crown timber licences in 2003. A trust fund paid out $71 million after harvest licences were taken back from large companies to offer community and aboriginal logging projects. The government later moved to exempt the compensation payments from provincial income tax, but Ottawa continued to treat

the money as taxable income until now. Clark also updated the audience on her pledge from last year to establish a fund to protect logging contractors who supply timber and don’t get paid when a mill operator goes broke. She said the $5 million announced last year is now available for payments if required, and more money will be added as the govern-

ment can afford it. Her speech had a campaign flavour, starting when she was introduced to a packed house of logging company executives with an invitation to come back again next year. It was the 70th annual TLA convention, which is traditionally closed with an address by the premier of the day.

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with the money invested in carbon-reducing projects. According to the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, B.C. universities paid $4.46 million into the Pacific Carbon Trust in 2011. B.C.’s 60 school districts paid a total of $5.36 million

the same year, and the province’s six health authorities paid $5.79 million. Environment Minister Terry Lake said the government “fundamentally rejects” Doyle’s conclusions, and stands by the outside experts who were

called on to validate the carbon offset investments. NDP environment critic Rob Fleming said the report adds to earlier criticisms of a program that diverts taxpayer funds from schools and hospitals to finance industrial

projects by profitable companies. The government responded to earlier criticism by diverting $10 million taken from school districts in the past two years into a fund to improve energy efficiency in school buildings and vehicles.

Obituaries HARRISON Ronald

1947 – 2013

HERPERGER

Hazel (Swanson) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hazel (Swanson) Herperger on March 25, 2013. Hazel was born on October 30, 1936 in Columbine, Alberta and spent most of her childhood in various locations throughout Alberta and B.C. In 1955 she moved to 100 Mile House and never left. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1997. She is survived by her children: Cindy Whitton of Mission, Wendy (Mike) Desjarlais of Vernon, Steven (Chelsea) of 100 Mile House; grandchildren: Zachary, Breanna, Kayle, Jazmine, Tyson, Charlie, Brayden, Levi, and Tyler, as well as her brother Melvin of Keremeos. She was greatly loved by her family and many friends, and will be greatly missed. Service to be held at a later date. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of www.100milefuneralservice.com

Miss Me, But Let Me Go Author Unknown

When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little—but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that was once shared. Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone. It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know. Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Wayne Harrison (AKA: Ron West or Red Hot). After a brave and determined fight with liver cancer, Ron left on his final “Great Journey” in a peaceful manner during his sleep on the morning of March 25, 2013 surrounded by his caregivers at Fischer Place Extended Care Home in 100 Mile House. We extend our sincerest thanks to the staff of Fischer Place for their quality care and warm understanding during Ron’s final months. Ron was born at Saint Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on September 3, 1947 as the only child of Phylis Jean Cunningham (nee Baird) and Roy Stanley Harrison. Ron’s early years were unsettled. He lived in Port Moody (Baird’s), Vancouver (Rowse’s), and a number of lower mainland residences with his mother. He always wanted to be a cowboy and ran away at an early age to Clinton soon ending up at the Gang Ranch. He was eventually returned home to Port Moody but soon fled back to the Cariboo. He found a home at the 115 mile Ranch (Palmateers) then the Cache Creek Reserve (Percy’s) and then eventually Kamloops area (Gottfriedson’s). Ron was allowed to stay where his heart was. After completing Grade 9 in Kamloops he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at age 15. He served until age 18 and began working on tugboats out of the lower mainland where he spent much time honing his musical and entertaining talents. After 4 years at this occupation, he ventured to the US to pursue his musical ambitions. Over a decade of experiences in many areas and jobs, he had the good fortune to have some engagements with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. He then returned to the Cariboo and lived primarily in the Lac La Hache area. During this period of his life he worked the rodeo circuit as a bronco rider and entertained in many Cariboo establishments. Ron’s lifestyle led to a number of fleeting relationships resulting in two bundles of joy, Ronald William Stanley Harrison Barz (Lindsay Miranda) and Heaven-leigh Carter (Mike Hewko) and two granddaughters, Mary Jane Miranda and Ava Hewko. Ron will always be remembered for his entrancing cowboy singing voice, many songs he wrote and recorded, his unique sense of humour, and his ability to entertain. He was a memorable Cariboo character who believed strongly in First Nations religion and culture. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday April 6, 2013 at the Lac la Hache – McKinley Pioneer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Liver Foundation. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250- 395-3243. Condolences can be sent to the family care of www.100milefuneralservice.com

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